Senior Seminar Program

Winter Quarter 2018 Enrollment Information

Please go to the Schedule of Classes website to see enrollments. To enroll in these seminars, use the Course Pre-Authorization system to be cleared to add a seminar, then use WebReg during your enrollment time to finalize enrollment.

Please use the Virtual Advising Center, VAC to contact the advisor of the department or program offering the seminar for all non-enrollment questions.




Eleanor Roosevelt College

The Practice and Science of Mindfulness
ERC 192 A00
Section ID: 927872
Evans, Ivan (ievans@ucsd.edu)
Location: ERC 201
Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Meeting Dates: TBA

This class introduces the science of mindfulness and how the practice of mindfulness can be used for stress management, improved concentration, and increased well being. The seminar will interweave readings, discussion, and practice. Prerequisites: None



Department of Mathematics

Calculus and the Art of Bicycle Racing
MATH 192 A00
Section ID: 927885
Wulbert, Daniel (dwulbert@ucsd.edu)
Location: APM 6402
Mondays, 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Meeting Dates: TBA

Computation of Power, Drag Resistance, Cornering lines, Lean angles, Calorie Expenditure, Angular Momentum, Air Pressure, Front vs. Rear Brake, Mass on a wheel, Flywheel effect, length of cycloid, bicycle as a projectile, speed to complete loop de loop. Prerequisites: Some exposure to Calculus is recommended.



Department of Physics

The Discovery of the Higgs Boson
PHYS 192 A00
Section ID: 925480
Sharma, Vivek (vsharma@ucsd.edu)
Location: MYR-A 5623
Fridays, 3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Meeting Dates: TBA

In this course we will first study the Large Hadron collider at CERN and the two multi-purpose detectors called CMS and ATLAS. Rest of the course will be devoted to the Higgs boson and the various methods used to discover it. Prospects of further discoveries at the Large Hadron collider will also be discussed. Prerequisites: No Prereq.



The Study of Religion

Race and Religion
RELI 192 A00
Section ID: 930094
Rahimi, Babak (brahimi@ucsd.edu)

This senior seminar examines the complex relationship between race and religion with a focus on American history. The seminar studies experiences, practices, and discourses of historically racialized groups within the United States, in particular African American communities. Key thinker studied in this seminar: Cornel West. Prerequisites:

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